Plaster was an economical material to use during the early part of the 19th century and gives many homes a vintage, old-world feel. Unfortunately, most homes in the Bay Area move when earthquakes rock and roll through the area, causing plaster to crack. Because we are craftsmen, we are able to repair cracks, matching the myriad styles and textures found on interior walls.
For large patches where walls and ceilings have cracked due to lots of movement, we use drywall to create a smooth canvas on which to apply plaster. We can skim for a smooth surface, match your existing texture, or apply a new texture, based on your design goals.
It’s hard not to stand on a rooftop and sing the praises of Catherine Baldi, principal of Arana Craftsman Painters. She’s sincere, authentic, professional, and kind. Their work is exquisite and clean. She and her staff always answer the phone, they fix anything on a job that ever goes wrong -- the need for which is rare because they are so good at what they do. She treats her employees like family; she brings people under her wing and grooms them and they stay with the company long-term. Over the years we have referred dozens of projects, interior and exterior paint and wallpaper jobs, and we look forward to referring dozens more.
Ernesto and Catherine are running a top-rate painting business in the East Bay - quality painting, great customer service and attention to detail. They did a beautiful job on our home and I recommend them highly.
Arana's team was fantastic, we loved working with them. They did a great job with the house and wrapped up on time.
Arana did a great job painting the outside of our house. They provided a competitive estimate and provided a great team. Not only was the work done well, but they were also respectful and nice.
My experience with the Arana team was amazing. From beginning to end the process was easy and smooth and the results were great. I handed them the keys to my house, left for 10 days and came home to a beautiful “new” home. Would definitely recommend, especially for an old (20’s era) Craftsman home that needed a fair amount of repairs and prep.